- Tiny Homes House Hunters - Silly, but some cool houses.
- Son Of Saul - Auschwitz from almost a found footage style. Cinematic Masterpiece.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Truly horrible in every way, but script and acting is atrocious.
- Philomena - Dench and Coogan's chemistry shines in this hilariously poignant film.
- The Club - Poorly shot and directed film about repenting priests (or not). Didn't work for me.
- The Girl In The Car With The Glasses And A Gun - Stylish. Hard to like; impossible to hate.
- Close-up - Abbas Kiarostami's masterpiece is what docufiction should be. Left me speechless.
- The Traveler - Kiarostami's first. A boy experiences life. Surpasses 400 Blows in my opinion.
- The Lady In The Van - Despite Maggie Smith's presence, you never feel it. Awful last half.
- L'Eclisse - Antonioni's third part of "Trilogy," doesn't work at all, yet is revered as a top film.
- A Day In The Country - Renoir's 40 minute short is almost perfect, but feels like a feature.
- Ugetsu - Mizoguchi's feels as if the ending was made for the West at end, despite beauty.
- Taste of Cherry - Kiarostami's Cannes success is wonderfully simple, until that ending.
- They Look Like People - Microbudget horror, offensive in its depiction of mental illness.
- Zoombies - Zombie zoo, but these are endangered species. It's as bad as it sounds.
- The Revenant - Absolutely awful. Iranittu's ego is all we feel. The visuals, we've seen before.
- The Witch - Borders on greatness and rubbish. The final two scenes are unnecessary.
- Mustang - Turkish coming-of-age story about five sisters. Painful at times, but beautiful.
- Samsara - Easily one of the greatest documentaries. Beautiful, no dialogue, but says so much.
- Beyond The Black Rainbow - Tries so hard to be special, but feels like an 80's gimmick.
- Alleluia - French horror love story, delivers with great acting and vicious violence. Very good.
- Pickpocket -Bresson's tale of a petty thief is revered for things I don't believe were intended.
- Frozen - Disney failure. Feels at times like an anti-feminist film, then bails at the end.
- Playtime - Tati's visual feast, left me hungry. Silly monotony, felt like a bad Monty Python skit.
Top Three: Son of Saul, Mustang, Close-Up, Samsara (all perfect 10's)
Bottom Three: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, They Look Like People, Beyond the Black Rainbow
Biggest Surprise: The Witch
Biggest Letdown: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I would also like to add this....if I ever go back to school for film study, my thesis will be on how Frozen is the most anti-feminist, anti-disabilities and most misogynistic movie I've ever seen. I'm still angry about this, but have been told by many to.....Let It Go!